Saturday, October 24, 2009


So after spending the day wearing Sally Hansen Cappuccino I wanted to do something a little different. I got my pinking shears and mailing labels out, and cut out a zig-zag pattern. I made sure my nails were clean and free form moisturizer & other stuff and affixed the 'zig-zag' sticker to my nail, I painted two thin coats of Sally Hansen New Lengths in 'Blackberry'. When it was dry~ I removed the 'zig-zag' stickers, gently buffed out any raised areas & applied 2 coats of  Sally Hansen Clear Nail polish. This polish 'Blackberry'= is stunning. I didn't really think much of it when I bought & swatched it, but looking at it now... just wow. There is sooooooo much shimmer packed in there! And this sorta dull plain polish 'Cappuccino' is the perfect partner to show off 'Black Berry's' beauty.

Anyhoo- because Halloween is coming up, I thought I would call this a 'Chainsaw Mani' because of the sharp jagged zig-zag pattern with the red polish. Even though I took my time and applied those 'zig-zag' stickers carefully, I still had a few 'mistakes' ( RING finger) I did this outside in the gusting gale force winds as well, so I had a real lumpy application, especially with the clear polish top coat.... But it looks cool, and I am glad I didn't choose to go with my safe and simple 'S' curve design..... Maybe next-time.

 ~ Some gorgeous foliage I came upon my walk today..... I hate the cold temperatures, but I love when leaves and shrubs turn color like this! Above = no flash , Below = Flash ~

~ Below - Sally Hansen Cappuccino - 2 coats & T.C. = FULL POST HERE ~

~ The mailing label stickers I cut out with zig-zag scissors = 1st coat ~
{ I'm outta canned air for dust bunnies in my keyboard - pls. ignore}

~ Shade with Flash ~

~ Shade with Flash ~

~ Shade with Flash ~

~ Sundown ~


Paige said...

I would never have thought to do a chainsaw mani; I love it!

Juicy Nails said...

Very cool!I love this mani!

MightyLambchop said...

Great idea for nail art! That red is stunning and oh so appropriate!

Maestra said...

I love this design! You did a great job!

ThRiSzHa said...

this is so cool...i love to try this out on my nails.. thanks for sharing this idea..

chocaddict said...

I really wondered was this was going to be about when I read your title ^^
It's very creative, I want to do the same (I'll add it to my long list of to-do manis) I just have to find a replacement for the stickers you use.
I like the way these two completely different polishes complement each other, it looks really awesome :)